Rams pick a starting quarterback ... for the start of OTAs

Published Mar. 21, 2016 11:47 a.m. ET

The Rams may be in a new city this fall, but they will start the season with the same old quarterback problems.

General manager Les Snead talked about his team's QB situation Monday on NFL Network, and an initial report made it look like he named Case Keenum the starting quarterback for Week 1.

That last part -- during OTAs -- is important. The last time we heard from Snead on the Rams’ lackluster QB situation was two months ago at the Senior Bowl – when he said Keenum, Sean Mannion and last year’s Week 1 starter Nick Foles would stage an offseason battle for the starting job.

Keenum, who was 3-2 as a starter last season, seems to be anything but a long-term solution. Foles, who arrived in a trade for 2010 overall No. 1 draft pick Sam Bradford before last season, went 4-7 with seven TDs and 10 interceptions. Mannion, the team’s 2015 third-round pick, has thrown only seven NFL passes.

It’s a situation that almost begs for Los Angeles to draft a QB at No. 15 overall, but for now Snead and the Rams will begin OTAs with a No. 1 quarterback who lost his first eight games as an NFL starter with the Texans in 2013.